To take the plunge, you only need to raise $75. That's it. But why stop there? Every dollar raised, whether $75, $150, $500, or $1000, makes a difference in the lives of over 10,000 Special Olympics athletes right here in Wisconsin. And that's a really cool thing.

Here are 5 quick and easy ways to fundraise to your heart’s content. Plus, as donations rise, so do the cool prizes.

1. Polar Bear Icons

Usually polar bears are dangerous and we wouldn’t advise unleashing them in the masses, but ours are a little more colorful and one-dimensional–and also an easy way to fundraise! You can ask local businesses to sell them for just one buck, and all money counts toward your personal fundraising goal. The bears are free for our Plungers and you can request them here!

Walgreens Icons

2. Donation Form

Keep track of your donations by downloading a donation form and then take it everywhere you go! It will be your new best friend. And is also a great tool for you to use to keep track of the donations you gather in-person.

3. Get the Word Out

You’re doing something amazing (and a little crazy) and you should tell everyone you know–and get them to sponsor or support you! The best and easiest way to do that is to share it using good old-fashioned emails.

4. Get the Word Out, Part 2

Also super easy? Sharing it over your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn pages. You can also like or follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and share or re-tweet it directly from our accounts.

5. Matching Gifts

Double your donations by asking your donors if their company offers a Matching Gifts program. If they do, their $25 donation turns into $50 when they complete their company’s Matching Gift form. Simply attach the paperwork to your donation form, and you’ll get the credit–plus one of these official fancy Polar Plunge hats.


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